Chateau Beychevelle St-Julien 2017

Chateau Beychevelle St-Julien 2017

$168.00

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Beychevelle opens with gregarious cassis and blackberry pie notes with touches of baking spices and underbrush plus a waft of lavender. Medium-bodied with a great core of ripe black fruits, it has a firm frame of ripe,

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SKU: 011017-201775 Categories: , ,

Source: March 2020 Week 3, The Wine Advocate, Issue Date: 16th Mar 2020, (RP-94+)

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Beychevelle has a fragrant, floral nose with warm cassis, preserved plums and Morello cherries plus earth, herbs and cinnamon touches. Medium-bodied, it has lovely expression with firm, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral-laced. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new and 40% second fill. The final blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Fifty-two percent of the production was dedicated to the grand vin, with 240,000 bottles produced.
Drink Date: 2022 - 2042

Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: January 10, 2020 (JS-93)

Aromas of flowers, berries and light cedar with some milk-chocolate undertones. Medium body. Creamy tannins and a firm, caressing finish. Shows tension and focus. Better after 2022.

Source: Winemaker

HARVEST DATES From September 18th to October 3rd
PRODUCTION AREA 78ha
YIELD54hl/ha
BLEND Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
Merlot 45%
Cabernet Franc 1%
Petit Verdot 4%

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